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Pozzo & Lucky's Relationship in "Waitng for Godot".

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´╗┐Pozzo & Lucky?s Relationship During the two character?s appearance in act 1 we learn a lot about both characters through the relationship they have with each other. While Lucky?s lack of speech under Pozzo?s domain makes it difficult to identify his personality, we can still infer a lot about him. ?Pig?, ?hog? and ?swine?. All abusive vocatives thrown at Lucky by Pozzo. An instant indication that the relationship between these two characters is far from friendly, and makes the relationship between Vladimir and Estragon seem certainly pleasant. It is clear that Lucky acts as a type of servant to Pozzo and this is clarified when he attempts to describe their relationship in the quote ?He wants to mollify me, so that I'll give up the idea of parting with him?. ...read more.

Middle

Yet there are several quotes after he becomes acquainted with Vladamir and Estragon for example ?I'd very much like to sit down? and referring to them as ?gentlemen? which suggest that, due to his long and lonely journey, he seeks the approval of them both and to be, as he quotes ?old friends?. This provides the audience with a hint that despite has vast knowledge he is lacking something which he cannot gain from Lucky which is a companion. Together the two characters represent the antithesis of each other. From one man who seems to be incapable of not contributing his input to someone who barely speaks a word. An inexhaustible amount of polarities can be applied to their relationship. ...read more.

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. . any longer . . . the way he goes on . . . you've no idea?. This leaves the audience alienated in terms of context, we are unaware of Lucky even speaking let alone driving someone to such an extent. This could also be seen as a malicious side to Pozzo?s character as he could potentially be lying as he sees Estragon and Vladimir warming to Lucky and is envious of that. Similarities can be seen between Pozzo & Lucky?s relationship in comparison to Vladimir & Estragon?s, in a sense that, the two relationships have an element of irascibility. Vladimir and Estragon fail to agree on things and often find themselves in disputes, yet they are still bound by each other and depend on one another. This is, in many ways mirrored in Pozzo and Lucky?s relationship, although there is a much bigger gap in terms of authority. ...read more.

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